From the Rhône to Burgundy or from the Loire to Champagne, our selection of fine auctions will delight the most discerning wine lovers! Château de Fonsalette, Coche Dury, Gaja… a myriad of icons are to be discovered in this selection of enthusiasts.
Rhône: signatures and high-flying vintages
Let’s head for the magnificent Rhone region, with reds from unique vintages and formats to start the festivities: a magnum of Châteauneuf-du-Pape signed by Rayas Reynaud from 1990! Still from the same vintage, we also find a magnum of Côtes-du-Rhône Syrah from Château de Fonsalette, a real nugget. Not forgetting the bottle of Côte-Rôtie from 1992 signed by Marius Gentaz-Dervieux, an essential…
Some nice lots are also to be found in this selection: a batch of three bottles of Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2003 from the Domaine de La Mordorée and a batch of two bottles of Hermitage 1985 by Jean-Louis Chave.
As for the whites, three-bottle lots are in the spotlight: the 2012 Condrieu from Bénetière followed by the 2011 Sels-d’Argent from L’Anglore and finally a Coteau de Vernon Condrieux from Georges Vernay in the same vintage.
Burgundy: collector’s bottles and exceptional vintages
The meursaults open the ball with Les Narvaux 1999 and the premier cru Les Gouttes d’Or 2009 from Domaine d’Auvenay. Still from the same house, the Puligny-Montrachet En La Richarde 2007 is also to be found in this fine selection.
For the reds, an anthology of exceptional nectars is to be discovered:
– La Tâche 1988 from Domaine de la Romanée-Conti
– Echezeaux 2009 from Domaine Bizot
– The Pommard Les Vignots 2009 from Leroy
Would you like a more recent vintage? The 2018 Romanée-Saint-Vivant from Domaine Arnoux-Lachaux will also be up for debate.
Loire Valley: Focus on the best wines to buy
For the whites, the two bottles of Stéphane Bernaudeau’s Onglés 2020 and Richard Leroy’s Noëls-de-Montbenault 2018 are to be acquired without further delay! Complete your selection with a 2004 flint from Dagueneau.
For the reds, batches of three are always in the limelight, notably the Le Bourg du Clos Rougeard saumur-champigny from the 2007, 2011 and 2012 vintages. The 2017 Bourgueil Clos Nouveau from Domaine du Bel Air and the 1989 Chinons from Domaine Les Roches Lenoir are also in the running in our selection!
Champagne: vintages with good years
Let’s go for the sparkling whites:
– A batch of two bottles of Cristal 2002
– A batch of two bottles of Pierre Peters’ special cuvée Les Chétillons 2006
Do you prefer rosés? Enhance your cellar with :
– a Dom Ruinart 1986
Italy: a Mediterranean selection
To finish, the bottle of Langhe 1999 from Gaia and Rey Angelo Gaja is up for debate, followed by Massetos 2003 and 2004 from the Tenuta Dell’Ornellaia estate.
To finish this Italian escape, let yourself be seduced by :
– a set of two bottles of Barbaresco 1999 from Angelo Gaja,
– a batch of two bottles of Tignanellos 1977 from Antinori
– a 1964 Barolo from Bartolo Mascarello